BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Red Sox have made another big splash this offseason.
Just hours after reportedly agreeing to terms with Hanley Ramirez, the Red Sox have signed free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval to a five-year deal “close to $100 million,” according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.
Sandoval, better known as “Kung Fu Panda,” is a career .294 hitter with 106 home runs and 462 RBI over seven MLB seasons — all with the San Francisco Giants. His best year came in 2011 when he hit .315 with 23 home runs, 70 RBI and a .552 slugging percentage.
Where Sandoval separates himself from the rest of the pack is with his a clutch postseason performances, winning three World Series in his time with the Giants. In 39 playoff games, Sandoval sports a .344 batting average with six home runs and 20 RBI. He was named the MVP of the…
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